Okinawa Home Tour
Okay friends, I promised an updated home tour last month so instead of a monthly recap, I’m sharing our Okinawa Home Tour a couple of days late. Last month was all about Halloween and we are over that anyways, right?
Welcome to our Okinawa rental!
We have a fantastic foyer that has built in bookcases and shoe cabinets. It’s awesome.
This is the spot in the house where I showcase a lot of different colors. The color coded books set the tone. Read more on how to style the bookcases in a rental!
The floral paper lantern was a summer DIY (It’s a super fun and easy tutorial! ) but I’ve kept it out most of the year because of how cheery it is!
One of the easiest and cheapest wall treatments I’ve ever done, is this DIY fan wall with dollar store fans.
As you come around the corner, the house opens up into my office nook, our living room, and kitchen/dining room.
Find out how I covered ugly rental obstacles with creative art displays for this pretty office space. I tell you what, I’m becoming the queen of small space decorating ideas! 😉
The living room also serves as my piano studio. I can’t live without my baby grand and it has traveled all over the world with us.
Our house if full of windows and with white floors and walls, it’s bright most of the day. Great for taking pictures and working on DIYs! Not so great for pet hair and kid messes.
Our kitchen went through a pretty major makeover (rental friendly!) with contact paper covered cabinets and new hardware. Even the built in china cabinet received some love with washi and construction paper.
The biggest impact DIYs for this space were the “dollar store” china cabinet makeover, “dollar store” fridge plate magnets, and an IKEA canister hack for beautiful copper and chalkboard kitchen storage.
The kitchen took a whole new turn when I participated in the One Room Challenge and featured removable floral wallpaper on my cabinets!
The house also has two full bathrooms and a laundry rooms. The two baths are pretty much the same. A separate sink area and a deep Japanese bathtub.
We have three bedrooms. My daughter’s room was one of the first to be done. We had to use government issued furniture but we don’t even mind it after I turned it into a bright and colorful space!
Our son’s room is still a work in progress but it’s getting there….
The last room I want to share is our master bedroom. It has a walk out balcony over looking the Pacific ocean and a large walk in closet. It’s heaven.
Whew! That was a lot of pictures and I still have the downstairs bath/laundry and our son’s room to finish and share.
I hope you enjoyed our Okinawan home tour. We really enjoy it here and thank God everyday for this wonderful opportunity to live on such a beautiful island.
You are the queen of decorating small spaces! Your apartment looks great. I’ve been to Japan and know how small the rooms are. You’ve done an amazing job of making it your own space and incorporating some of the Japanese culture! Thanks for letting us see your new home.
Thank you for the kind words Debi!! They made my day. 🙂
Kathy, I love this!! Home tour blog posts are always some of my fave posts to read! You have such pretty throw pillows everywhere – and I love the letters on your daughter’s dresser!
Thank you so much Meg! I have a problem with pillows but at least I now make/purchase just pillow covers with the exception of Tom and Harry. lol
Beautiful Kathy…seriously. I’m pinning this under “Dream Home”. Gorgeous <3
You are so sweet Sam! Maybe you should come over and have coffee with me. 🙂